Caravan Club Ban On-site supermarket deliveries.

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    The Caravan Club released a statement yesterday (28 January) reiterating that they will not be allowing supermarket delivery trucks on to their sites.

    Their main reason for this is that it keeps vehicles to a minimum.

    Delivery vans can be a health and safety risk, as well as obstruct others attempting to navigate caravan parks and this is something they are keen to avoid happening.

    Another important reason is that the Club had reports of deliveries arriving before guests, causing delays for other people - even if you arrange for your order to arrive at a time when you think you will have arrived, traffic and other difficulties can get in the way.

    This can also be a problem when delivery vehicles arrive when reception is closed and have no idea as to where they should take the food - causing delays and blocking the road for others on the site.

    Details of nearby food shops are available on-site and will ensure that eager caravanners can still keep their tourers stocked up.
     
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  2. Chris

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    Seems fair enough to me.
     
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    Seems a reasonable enough move to me.
     
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    I can understand their reasoning.:thumb:
     
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    Agree with the previous posts.. :thumb:

    although it may be more of an inconvenience for motorhomers than caravaners..
     
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    rules is rules

    Have to say no-one has more rules than the Caravan club but this one is ok makes sense to us.:thumb:
     
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    We don't get our shopping delivered at home, so we wouldn't dream of having it delivered to a site.
    What happens if you break down and don't make it, or simply have a change of mind and stop off somewhere else ?
     
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    hmm i think there is a clue in the name although they are getting better when it comes to motorhomers needs
     
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    Does this mean they won't accept my Fortnum and Masons hamper delivery either ?? :Wink:

    Or even Waitrose (if I really have to) :Eek!:

    :Eeek: :Rofl1:
     
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    Well I'm glad they have I thought we all went away to get away from all that crap what's wrong with shopping local to where you are.nice markets local butchers little corner shops.thats my rant over
     
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  11. JockandRita

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    I wonder if that's why they no longer have the "rolls and papers" woman coming on the site every morning at Craigie Gardens (Ayr) any more. :Sad:

    Regards,

    Jock.
     
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    Hi Rob n Chris strangely the CC has very few rules:Eek!: as I found out having had a big row with a CC warden which I tried to continue with head office. It's the wardens that make things up on the spot and quote it as "rules":Doh:

    Having admitted that the rules that their warden was trying to enforce didn't exist they wouldn't answer whether their wardens was a "liar" or "badly trained"

    It had to be one or the other :Laughing:

    Good idea to ban off site deliveries though :thumb:

    Eddie
     
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    Totally agree that it can be a problem arranging an exact time. Traffic moving on sites is bad enough with the caravanners back and forward all the time in there 4x4's collecting newspapers and going to the toilet block. No doubt if the CC were receiving some kind of financial reward they would find a way to accept these deliveries in a safe manner.
     
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    absolutely.. motorhomers would never do that .. ban caravans :thumb:
     
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    If you can't be arzed to stop off and buy your supplies, you should,nt be camping in the frst place:RollEyes:,......what next, eastern europeans on sites running around getting your water and emptying your waste, cleaning your units and walking your dogs? Perhaps we ought to insist on twin pitches, one for the servants quarters.....although, to be fair,.....she normally prefers the overcab bed.:Laughing:
     
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    I agree, ok we have to use supermarkets sometimes if only for their easier access but the more local shopping we do the more it may encourage support for motorhome parking in or near a town. Might help if we all wear a badge saying I drive a motorhome and need somewhere to park in order to spend money in your shop, (but it'd have to be a big badge). :Rofl1:
     
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    ok over in the rest of europe but most of these facilities have been put out of business due to lack of use caused by the big Tesco's , Asda's and other big supermarket chains.

    the little community shops don't exist in 90% of the uk.

    but i think the main problem with the delivery to site would be caused by the caravan owners that have their vans sited in storage at the CC sites or on seasonal pitches ordering food in because their 4X4's are full of the crap they don't leave in the van.
     
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    Well I've only been motorhoming 6 or7 yrs and have never had a problem
    Of buying local . I take your point seasonal pitches turning up in there cars
    But tesco or asda delivering to the sites for me a big no no.if we don't support local shops and pubs the uk will go in decline as I see it.tude
     
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